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active on this issue, but the united states supreme court several times ago actually issued a ruling that really limited the due process rights in civil commitments, and really look at it, contemplated it as an extension of the existing criminal sentence. and so, but it hasn't stopped the litigation but there is a lot of work that needs to be done still on civil commitment issues. and so it's kind of an ongoing project, and is in a host of different context, another talk by specific context, but this people, people civilly committed for mental because of mental illness. and there are a range of issues that the aclu has been working on with partner groups to actually address and raise the due process concerns about civil commitment. >> can you explain something about the philosophy behind incarceration, and why, what is the idea behind isolating a person so acutely? >> so, aside from the campaign to end overincarceration, the aclu likes of the campaigns, but another one is a campaign to stop the use of solitary or at least significantly curb its use. we've been very active the last se
to the president of the united states asking them to do. and the letter is in i think a copy of letter isn't maxing. also online. but what is so striking for me about that is if you stop for a moment and imagine that instant in time july 1903 where your brother has been kidnapped, and kidnapped a year ago and is in slavery, she's probably visited him. i think the letter signals that so she has seen in chains being worked with dozens of other men out on a farm, on a 20,000-acre plantation in south georgia owned by the most powerful white family in georgia at the time. she knows the desperate state he is in pictures of witness the deprivations being perpetrated against in -- against them. no one of power in her world cares come and to reach a moment of human desperation so great that the only thing you can think of to do still, the only thing left to try is write a letter to the president of the united states, at the magic that that might actually a college some good. the depth of desperation of that moment was so powerful to me when i first found out later. and, of course, what happened, nothing. no
the entire air force has a culture of sexual assault. i believe their unit, places over time as people change in personalities take over the retreat pocket. that's what happened that this investigation. i don't believe everybody in the united states air force accepts a culture of sexual assault. we have officers come and see us come the civilians who have daughters who are working side-by-side with arafat around the world. they're not going to tolerate a culture of sexual assault. >> what do you do change the culture not the wing commander? whatever specific steps specific steps you can take to begin to address that quite >> server simple things. increase the battle rhythm in addressing this issue. this is a sheet that shows that to descend on every level of supervision for january to march march 2013. pasting fake videos for this youth air force, commander conferences, four-star sessions, comanches sessions at every level. it says that the unit level. every chief insider gets together to discuss this issue. its commanders close to the squadron level. roll call at the flag level and it's in e
or the united states or anyone should have called what happened -- [inaudible] but the fact that no one actually dared any questions about the levels of polarization in venezuela, what this meant for respect for the letter, if not certainly the spirit of the constitution, on what this meant for the potential for conflict, um, was i think very sad. and worse, this is a government that is very good -- [audio difficulty] but in terms of consistently named the supreme court violating its own procedures, and it consistently now, and, you know, if it comes to an election, let me venture a guess the constitution requires the election be held within 30 days. if they were wise, they could hold it within five, still within the letter of the constitution, keep the opposition on their heels. i think what's sad is what happened on the decision of the supreme court december 9th and 10th is that there were over four million people whose voices were not heard. we're not talking about, you know, the people that were sworn in only represented roughly about 55% of the people. if chavez is the people, he's only 55%
as i say so often in the book they were not a collective unit. presenting them as such tends to dramatically oversimplify the politics of the founding generation and come to use as a big battering ram to beat people over the head with in ways that are historically incoherent and unsound. >> university proposed an english professor michael austin on what he calls the deep historical flaws by conservative commentators and their use of america's founding history. he shares those views with stores washington university associate professor david montana on booktv's afterwards sunday at 9:00 p.m. and midnight eastern on c-span2. you are watching c-span2 with politics and public affairs weekdays featuring live coverage of the u.s. senate. on weeknights what the public policy events and every weekend latest nonfiction authors and books on booktv. you can see past programs and get our schedules and you can join the conversation on social media sites. >> deputy legal director of the american civil liberties union recently discussed the u.s. justice system at the new york public library
to the house of worship with the rebuilding needs. united states catholic conference has also endorsed the amendment and has made the point, you should glory, archbishop lori come a should be noted that in the aftermath of a natural disaster houses of worship often play an irreplaceable role to the recovery of the community. specifically the house of worship as ineligible for federal assistance in the wake of a national disaster. beyond being a legal violation hurts the very communities most affected by the indiscriminate force of nature. i would just point out again for the record that in new jersey alone, just the churches that have been devastated, some 145 churches have been damaged with a total of $19 million. this is a very simple fix. i thank you, mr. chairman. >> mr. pascrell. >> thank you, mr. chairman. good luck. >> i'm going to need it. tell me that out on a baseball field, too. >> that's a different story here. [laughter] i'm pleased that we are finally going to bring this bill to the floor. the northeast communities have already waited far too long for this to be approved
inviting the lord into the consequences of the united kingdom to leave the european union? >> i always, i always listen closely to what he says, and i'm a huge fan of his plans for an induction strategy. on issue of europe haven't always agreed. he was a leading proponent of britain joining the single currency and i've always been opposed to the. on issue of the referendum i gently remind my right honorable friend he was in that referendum was very much part of his manifesto of the last election. [shouting] >> in the interest of harmony i think we'll leave that to one side. >> mr. speaker, a constituent of mine with a chronic medical condition tells me that he is just 20 pounds a week to spend on food and clothing after paying his utility bills, and after april after the welfare cuts in april, he will just have to pounds a day. if the prime minister police we're all in it together, with the agreed to review the impact on the very poorest of the welfare cuts so that my constituents sacrifices are in line with his own? >> i will look very close to what the honorable gentleman says
. the united states of course as i mentioned, we saw in 2012 how terrible it was in so many parts of the country. droughts over the last decade. virtually all the regions of the country have been affected. of course, if any of you live in washington, d.c., we are seeing we just haven't had much of a winter. just haven't had the snowfall because it's been way too one. historically, what has been this country's approach to drought management? what is our current level of preparedness do you feel for any severe drought that's going to happen in 2013? >> thanks, veronica. first of all, how many of you are aware that we are still in drought? that's good. building awareness is really a key to driving to address this issue. historically the way we dealt with drought in the united states, this is really true globally, is to what's commonly referred to as crisis management. it's amazing that drought, even though it takes such a long time to develop, sneaks up on people. so it's commonly referred to as a creeping phenomenon. so it's hard to know when the drought begins. it's also difficult
, and most people, i think most people believe that don't attack the debt ceiling and integrity of the united states to use the constitution vehicles you have. what can th congress do to exprs america's concerned about spending? >> as you know far better than i did you have a wide range of tools and, in fact, you have more than 200 years of fiscal history in which congress did exactly that. congress exerted for many, many years both of the tax consistent with spending. and nobody ever put the debt ceiling or the u.s. willingness to pay its obligations on the table in the way it was placed in the summer of 2011, and the way here it is now being placed on the table again. it's a big mistake and 2011 to create this degree of uncertainty and fear in the u.s. and around the world and the big mistake to do it again today. >> why would any good thinking patriotic american want to use the debt ceiling as a vehicle to reduce spending rather than the other legislative opportunities it would have? what would the reason be? certain not to embarrass the united states of america. >> i have no idea, mr. ran
in the unite, and we've seen it even more in stark relief during the last year in europe. at the same time, the dynamic qualities of the u.s. economy also when contrasted with europe and other parts of the world suggest and demonstrate on a regular basis that notwithstanding the political uncertainty a great deal to be optimistic about. there are a good many positives when you look or for signs in terms of the prospect of the faster pace of growth and recovery if only the political uncertainty were changed by progress on fiscal balance. and those signs are more apparent every day. you'll look at the positive changes and different segments of the housing market and housing finance welcome notwithstanding remaining challenges, you look at the pace of recovery in the auto industry, a market with 14.5 million unit sales last year and the prospect for more this year notwithstanding the overall economic conditions and the country still in a slow recovery, it is very encouraging. and i think most important of all you see the dynamic qualities of the entrepreneurial and venture community in this c
in the united states, not only through the books and beyond talks on our website, but also through the national book festival programming. and since the book festival was created in 2001, we have accumulated more than 730 minutes or 45 met talks from different writers. and so i hope you take advantage of that. it's really a snapshot of the importance of american writing that's growing each year, and now we are, lo and behold we're going to go into our second decade of national book festival and books beyond talks. because today's talk is being filled, i urge you to turn off all things electronic. we will have, once our speakers introduce, you will hear from her, and there are more seats up front, please come if you want to come on up. and then they will be a session, about a 20 minute session, questions and answers. and then there will be a book signing. so books are for sale at the special library of congress discount at the back of the room, and you also can pick up a schedule for future talks in, ahead. in the question and answer period, we will be filming not that part of it for c-span as w
often in the united states we are looking at these book and twitter. we will see it as trivial. but could you talk about social media and looking how the constitution is involved and. so for instance, directly the air of spring involvement. talk about why this question is a lot bigger than just what we might see here in the states the amount welcome in the privacy issues that we are discussing tonight are very important. what is also important is these platforms turned out to be enormously powerful tools in countries where there were tremendous restrictions on freedom of expression. freedom of assembly and rights and freedoms that many take for granted here in the united states. in egypt, many people first thought that -- you know, they kept on talking about facebook sparking the january 25 protests. well, it didn't begin with an indication posted on facebook page. the committee where there was tremendous discussion around police brutality and abuse issues actually began in june of 2010. that was the facebook page that was started by a group of anonymous human rights activists.
and millwrights from northern wisconsin locals of the united brotherhood of carpenters, welcome dana tonnelli, bob polencheck, charlie steed, al ida, dan gillespie, pete langreck, david grottke, and jim berrens. [applause] [applause] together, these folks are holding up the flag of the great state of wisconsin. on the right side of the seal is the image of a miner. in the upper right corner are the tools of a miner. and on the top of the seal is a badger, which comes from the nickname given to early settlers who were miners. if any state can move forward with a way to streamline the process for safe and environmentally sound mining, shouldn't it be the badger state? [applause] thanks for coming out. from the mining bill to mining for jobs, earlier this year, i spoke with kerry frank, ceo of comply365. her business was located in illinois, but she was looking for a new headquarters, where they could expand and grow. kerry told me she liked how we are running things here in wisconsin and it was one of the big factors in her choice to move her company to beloit. even more exciting, since moving here
synergies, creating synergies among organizations, jointly operating projects. between the different units on creating for development. i think those things are important. then sustainability. that will be there for haiti or a long-term but i think that commitment whether we feel disappointed or not should continue. effectiveness, there are questions about how effective it has been. again the positive stories are there but they need to be told. and i think that is what we need to repeat all the time. inclusiveness, not only from the international community but also in haiti itself, the different stakeholders, but the trend was fortunate to work with them to organize to conferences to mobilize globally. in the last one is accountability. you know, the process will be accountable. that is one that goes back to the reports which need to be given back. we are very realistic. obligation i believe. so we've reassess the relationship between haiti and the international community over the past three years on the basis of these parameters i think we can draw important lessons from which we can lear
of the united states. you will remain in the white house for another four years. >> he had nice words to say about you today for now menu for another term. a lot going on. >> we have a lot going on in the country. i feel privileged and honored. ♪ [applause] >> wow. ladies and gentlemen, we have copies of that dvd, and you can see me later, give me your address. i will send you a copy in the mail just like you got the rules of procedures. you will get it. [laughter] look out for it. before we move to a vote, it is my honor and privilege as the interim chair to talk to you for a few minutes, oh, yes, like every baptist preacher in this room, i was told i could go sl slow, -- and set my you know what down. and i will do that. but i wanted to first of all thank, not just debbie wasserman schultz for her outstanding leadership, it's not often that you get a chance to work with a woman who, in many ways, out works you. a woman who is willing to outfox a fox when i'm just willing to look like a fox. [laughter] to "meet the press," day in and day out, national tv, regional tv, satellite tv, radio,
becoming the "it" state when it comes to economic development and job creation not just in the united states, but worldwide. with us tonight are a number of people who are proof positive that what we are doing is working, and i'd like to ask you to help me welcome these wonderful friends of south carolina. to those whose names i call, please stand and remain standing. and please hold your applause until the end. - representing 500 jobs in anderson and lexington counties, from michelin north america, inc., richard kornacki and that with the business community as our biggest cheerleaders, there is nothing we can't accomplish in the great state of south carolina. third, we have to address our crumbling infrastructure. our roads, our bridges, they simply aren't up to standard. more than 1,000 of south carolina's bridges are either load-restricted or structurally deficient. first and foremost, it is a public safety issue. the citizens of south carolina deserve to drive on roads that aren't littered with potholes and on bridges that they know won't fall down. it is a core function of gover
the same problem. what is sad is that they are looking at the united states for leadership to set an example. but there is a lot in the book. and i would love to share with you a little bit about what we have and give you some information there. then we can open it up to questions. i hope you have seen the rachel interview on hardball. it is online. there are a lot of videos on the internet and there are a lot of people who have done a good job. on tuesday morning we are going to harvard and boston. tuesday night. so i think that lanier scott ison captured my story extremely well. since this is a local audience, i will share some things. i did turn down a movie deal early on. simply because i wanted the story to be heard across the nation. because it's important that we wake up and stop this from happening to other people and other families. we do not have to accept that. we can do something about it. >> thank you. and she had said, her story is every woman's story. unfortunately, the reason why this is the case is because today, in america, you probably know this, caucasian wome
, washington. and all the different agencies the united states government involved in intelligence, collection and analysis. in the book you talk about the cia and have a great -- the cia which are most productive partner, but also the most infuriating partner you dealt with. after 30 years i can endorse that 100%, especially the infuriating part. but like you to explain what you meant by productive and infuriating with regard to the cia. >> sure. i start off with sort of a thesis that nobody is either irrational or evil. there are few people who challenge the thesis but for the most part everybody i have dealt with, they operate rationally. if you look at the war on terror, it is an exercise in collaboration, integration, synchronization. that's all it is. that's why nine 9/11 happened and we were able to stop it. all information existed, we were able to pull together. that's what i call these other operations hard. there are several levels. but first there's organizational cultures. every organization, the military has many cultures inside and different tribes. but if you pull that altogethe
was that there were long lines at the voting unit. we had about i think a ballot issues, a lot of voters stood up the reading that while they were in the voting booth. they look and read those before they get to the voting you know, that would cut down on the amount of time. >> okay, thank you. >> i think my thing is going to be similar to others that have mentioned, i think perhaps better voting, better voter education about the tools that are out there to help them determine where they need to vote, more staffing at the polling places where a captain or an assistant captain could actually go through the front line, the initial check-in line, to interface with the voters, say does anyone have any questions. if you know you're in the right place or not, i can check for you. and maybe help with it. and the provisional voters, that has become a real issue with all the precincts, that we have come to. so voter education might be part of it, and i think early voting has lulled a lot of voters into thinking i can think anywhere. and the only, the only races they care about will be counted, some cases
. their tireless, determined, and often brilliant endeavors have firmly established itself industry in the united states, and that while glass, a national organization devoted to their cause. tonight these men were celebrating the second anniversary of the silk association of america and the exhilarating truth that the american silk industry is, indeed, a power in the land. their private dining room had been festooned with flags representing all the great silk producing nations of the world, with the u.s. flag and the flag of the empire of japan joined in symbolic solidarity at one end. banners from every state in the in any throughout the room as well, remind each manufacturer that he was indeed part of the union, an industry of thousands of which he was a vital member. at the center of it offloaded a sea of colorful balloons above tables listening with silver and crystal. each balloon had been painstakipainstaki ngly tied with silk thread to the stem at a champagne glass and labeled with an industry trademark, advertising the breath of american silk manufacture. over here was courted shelley. o
like to say a special thank you to the people of the international office of the united nations. and also their admission of forward thinking and imaginative engagement. it has been ongoing since 1825 and has been sponsored and launched, the rest of which is wonderful. i was approached to take part in the series and i tried to think what i have to offer. this morning we had a discussion on 1325. if you don't know it, learn it. some people think it is a parking ticket or something. [laughter] well done. we love blackboards. it is one of the real problems. is that most americans, even though we are very committed to the united nations being an effective vehicle for international peace, even those americans really don't know about this groundbreaking and historic resolution. every single member to take account of and try to prevent wartime and militarized violence against women and also radicalization, and radical can be good. the second part of 1325 is to commit every government member of the united states and every agency in the united nations to ensure that women have an effecti
today. we have a very big treat. we not only have doctor peter piot, the founder of the united nations a program, but we have the current director with us as well. we have a true continuity that stands for several decades. and i think you'll have a lively and fantastic conversation. what brings us here today is "no time to lose", a life in pursuit of deadly viruses, doctor peter piot's memoir. it is not an attempt to write history of anything. but rather an attempt to describe how the world in the history developed through the eyes of a key player who is really on the front lines of each individual step along the way. because the memoir is far more accessible, it goes through an adventure cycle. i suspect it will be a recruiting device for the next generation of epidemiologists and specialist in public health leaders. because it makes it seem like one of the most fun things you can possibly do with your life. many of the events that peter described we experienced at the same time, but from a different perspective. we were both on the front lines watching a new disease unfolds, which la
discovered working on this book, every single plane that the united states flew in the second world war, except one, was a product of poor design. boeing, even than the 29 mustang were all designs leading insurers. all they wanted were the orders and knudsen gets them started with that process and resulted in thousands and thousands of planes. not just the united states, the allies as well. these are p. 51 mustang with british markings, which were sold originally to the bread. pritts came over to dutch kindleberger in north american aviation and said can you make war hawks come a standard american warplane fighter in kindleberger says i can design a lot better plain enough for you. give me 100 days. and he did and he designed the p. 51 mustang, but then when the british got the idea of putting the rolls-royce engine on it, then you got the best of the second world war and those rules were his vengeance produced in detroit, where bill knudsen had approached the president of packard inciting engines could first for the british spitfire, then also for the p. 51 mustang. all the planes prew
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